So it was 1.2 that SGI recalled. I wasn't sure, and couldn't remember how I found that information.
With the TRAM problems in IMPACT class graphics (TRAM modules tend to overheat and fail) V6 is the only truly affordable solution if you need texture on the Octane. V8 is over $100, and V10/V12 (shudder) Working MXEs are over $80. If you poke around on Craigslist you can probably find a monitor cheap/free that will do the 96Hz refresh eventually - I've seen them show up on Seattle Craigslist fairly often, and we don't have many SGIs out here. I was disappointed when I found out that my P200 wouldn't do 96Hz, but I've got it on the 16-bit hack until I can figure out a modification (hopefully).
Ah nuts. That I was totally unaware of. I'm glad you brough it up otherwise I would sure be confused as to why things weren't working.
What is the 16-bit hack you refer to? I assume its for the 1280x1024 resolution?
I'd thought of staying with the Mgras video, but right now I have no Tram and from what I can tell the Tram seems to do a good job of cooking its self. I figured Vpro is the way to go.
The SI I have of Mgras right now is so pokey, perhaps some Tram would help it out, but there is no way to install it and improve the cooling in the machine.
Thanks again for all the info, and also saving me a huge head ache!